Thursday, August 2, 2012

PHOTOS: Lake City Pioneer Days in the 40s and 50s

During the upcoming Lake City Pioneer Days the Lake City Chamber of Commerce is hosting a photo contest to help capture our community at its best. We figured as inspiration for the contest we would publish historical photos from Lake City Pioneer Days in the 1940s and 1950s. The pictures come courtesy of the online Seattle P-I and were discovered during a recent trip into their massive photo archive.

See below the photos for details on the Chamber of Commerce photo contest.

From left, Sandra Bell, Hazel Corbet, Darlene Smith, Yvone Musmusto, Mary Devine, and Phyllis Miller in 1955

Kirkland Ladies Eagles Drill Team in 1950

Albert Davis and his wife Ethel prepare for the annual Salmon Bake in 1955

Norman Trapp and Daisy Feenstra lead a team of Hereford yearlings in the 1955 parade

Spectators watch the parade in 1948

Wagon train-themed entry from 1950

The "Bonehead Firefighters" perform a stunt in 1950

Patsy Hinrichsen in 1956

Jay Melson and his dog Sassy in 1947

Couples dance in 1948

"Judge" Elvert Vadnais and "Prosecutor" Horace Davis try Ernie Baker for "being bald" during a mock court proceeding during Pioneer Days in 1947

Marjorie Lester and Jack White ride in the Pioneer Days parade in 1947

A scene from the parade in 1950

Categories for the Chamber of Commerce photo contest are:
  • People - Anywhere, any time on August 4
  • History - Images that show connections to the past
  • Laughter - Candid expressions of joy caught on camera!

On August 4, you can register at the Chamber Booth on 125th, in front of Bank of America, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Entry into the photo contest is $5. Visit our photo contest website: for more info.

Remeber: Today's photo will be tomorrow's history.

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